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Summer 2016
A Profile of the LGBTQ Funder who has Long Funded Gun Violence Prevention
In the wake of the horrific massacre of LGBTQ and Latinx youth in Orlando, FL, a growing number of LGBTQ organizations are embracing gun violence prevention as an LGBTQ issue. But will the funding community follow suit? To explore funding gun violence prevention, we spoke with Michel Fleming, Executive Director of the David Bohnett Foundation.  Click here to read more.

Thurs., September 8th - Fri., September 9th (Cleveland, Ohio) 
The Out in Ohio Tour: An Immersion in Cleveland's LGBTQ Community
Our two-day immersion in Cleveland's LGBTQ community are shaping up to be an excellent opportunity for national funders to immerse in local culture and gain an understanding of the lived experience of LGBTQ people in places like Cleveland.  Click here for more details (including our planned schedule).  Click here to register.
Tuesday, December 6th (Washington, DC) 
Funding Across Networks to Build Health Equity
The challenges of overcoming health disparities and building true health equity in the US are too big a challenge for any funder, or even network to face alone.  Join Grantmakers in Health, Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health and Rights, Funders for LGTBQ Issues, and Funders Concerned About AIDS for a day-long meeting on health equity.  Registration opens in September.  If you have questions, please contact Horacio at horacio@fcaaids.org.
Wednesday, March 29th - Friday, March 31st (Seattle, WA) 
Funding Forward 2017
Now more than ever, it seems important for grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues to come together in community to address the many challenges we continue face - some of which we have painfully reminded of this summer.  While many of the details will be forthcoming, we hope you'll join us in Seattle for Funding Forward 2017. Click here for more details.  Click here to register.
Research, Resources and Updates 
  • The Williams Institute  has released a new, easy-to-use, interactive tool that allows users to explore the institute's impressive research and data on both LGBT people and same-sex couples.
  • ICYMI: Listen to Recordings of Our Teleconferences for Funders Responding to Orlando
    The first call dealt with the current needs, how local philanthropy is responding and the type of help that is needed now and in future; lessons learned by funders from other mass shootings; and how philanthropy can play a role right now and down the road.  Listen to that call here.
    The second focused on the impact of the massacre on communities in central Florida and beyond. It will also offered advice on how to best support efforts led by local LGBTQ and Latino communities in the wake of the tragedy.  Listen to that call here.
Requests for Proposals
  • Brother, Help Thyself (BHT) is now accepting RFPs for its 2016 grant cycle. BHT awards grants from three funds: the Richard Van Der Karr Memorial HIV/AIDS Fund, which is designated specifically for direct services for people living with HIV/AIDS and HIV-prevention or educational efforts; the Medford Fund, for the purchase of goods, such as computers, refrigerators, and air conditioners, to benefit LGBT or HIV/AIDS communities; and the General Fund, which primarily deals with athletic, cultural, educational, or social programs that benefit the wider LGBTQ community.  The deadline for applications is Wednesday August 31st For more information and to apply, click here.
  • Groundswell Fund has launched a Rapid Response Fund to move resources quickly and strategically for unforeseen needs and opportunities. There will be no deadline or formal grant cycle for Rapid Response Fund grants. Grant requests may range from $5,000-$30,000. A pplications  will be considered on a rolling basis as they are submitted.  For more information about the 2016 grants and to apply,  download the RFP here .
  • The MacArthur Foundation has announced the 100&Change competition, which will award a single $100 million grant to support an idea that makes helps solve a critical problem of our time.  The competition is open to anyone with a good idea, but interested parties must register by September 2nd.   Click here for more details and to register.
  • ViiV Healthcare has announced two new ACCELERATE! grant opportunities.  One is focused on making sex education relevant the other is focused on making testing a bridge to prevention, care, and treatment.  The deadline is September 6th.   Click here for more details and to apply.
Recent Grant Award Announcements
  • The Proteus Fund has announced more than $23,000 in grants awarded from its Orlando Rapid Response Fund.
People on the Move in LGBTQ Philanthropy

Richard Burns
Richard, previous Interim Executive Director of Funders for LGBTQ Issues and Stonewall Community Foundation as well as board member of the Proteus Fund, has been named Interim Executive Director of the North Star Fund.  Way to go, Richard!

Stephen Chan
Stephen has been promoted to Vice President for Strategy and Operations at the Boston Foundation.  Prior to this promotion, Stephen held  a number of management roles at the foundation, serving as the foundation's Chief of Staff for the last six years.  Congratulations, Stephen!

Matt Foreman
Matt, Senior Program Director at the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, will begin serving as Interim Managing Director of Programs for the Fund on September 1st.  Best of luck, Matt!

Marco Antonio Quiroga
Marco, former Director of Public Policy at the True Colors Fund and National Field Officer for Immigration Equality, has been named the Program Director for the Contigo Fund - a new fund established to advance Latinx and LGBTQ causes in Central Florida.  Congratulations, Marco!
Jobs in LGBTQ Philanthropy

California Community Foundation
(Los Angeles, CA)

Myer Memorial Trust
(Portland, OR)

Metta Fund
(San Francisco, CA)

TCC Group
(New York, NY)

California Community Foundation 
(Los Angeles, CA)

Foundation for Child Development
(New York, NY)

Philanthropy New York
(New York, NY)

TCC Group
(New York, NY)

The Kresge Foundation
(Detroit, MI)
Funders for LGBTQ Issues works to increase the scale and impact of philanthropic resources aimed at enhancing the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, promoting equity, and advancing racial, economic and gender justice

Board of Directors:

Chair  Rebecca Fox (Wellspring Advisors)  · Vice Chair Surina Khan (The Women's Foundation of California) · Treasurer Kristine Stallone (American Jewish World Service) · Secretary Beatriz "Bia" Vieira (Philanthropic Consultant) ·  Rohit Burman (M.A.C. AIDS Fund) ·  Alfredo Cruz (Foundation for Louisiana)  ·  Gabriel Foster  (Trans Justice Funding Project)  ·  Matthew "Matty" Hart (Global Philanthropy Project and The Calamus Foundation, DE) ·  Cindy Rizzo (Arcus Foundation)  ·  Mitchell Singer (Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors)  · Rye Young (Third Wave Fund)
Institutional Members

11th Hour Project -  American Jewish World Service -  Andrus Family Foundation -  Anonymous -  Arcus Foundation -  Arizona Community Foundation -  Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice -  The David Bohnett Foundation -  Borealis Philanthropy Boston Foundation -  The Calamus Foundation (Delaware) -  The California Endowment -  The California Wellness Foundation -  Jeff Chartrand Advised Fund -  The Cleveland Foundation - Community  Foundation for Northeast Florida - Community  Foundation Santa Cruz County -  Con Alma Health Foundation -  Cream City Foundation -  Elton John AIDS Foundation -  Equity Foundation -  Ford Foundation -  Foundation For The Carolinas - Foundation for a Just Society -  Foundation for Louisiana -  Freeman Foundation -  Gilead Sciences -  Gill Foundation -  Gilmour-Jirgens Foundation -  Groundswell Fund -  Guilford Green Foundation -  Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund -  The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation -  Horizons Foundation -  Johnson Family Foundation -  Kicking Assets Fund -  John Larsen Foundation -  Laughing Gull Foundation -  Levi Strauss Foundation -  M.A.C. AIDS Fund -  The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation -  Amy Mandel and Katina Rodis Fund -  Marguerite Casey Foundation -  Mukti Fund -  New Venture Fund -  New York Women's Foundation -  North Star Fund -  Northwest Area Foundation -  Our Fund, Inc. -  Overbrook Foundation -  The Palette Fund -  Pfund Foundation -  Polk Bros. Foundation -  Pride Foundation -  Proteus Fund, Inc. - Richmond Memorial Health Foundation -  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation -  Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors -  Rosenberg Foundation -  San Diego Human Dignity Foundation -  San Francisco AIDS Foundation -  Santa Fe Community Foundation -  Small Change Foundation -  Stonewall Community Foundation -  Dwight Stuart Youth Fund -  H. van Ameringen Foundation -  Vermont Community Foundation -  Washington AIDS Partnership -  Wells Fargo Bank -  Wild Geese Foundation -  Third Wave Fund -  Tides Foundation -  Trans Justice Funding Project -  Women's Foundation of California

Have a content idea for Q Notes?  Contact Naa Hammond at naa@lgbtfunders.org or 212.475.2930.

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